Amy Schumer Has Strong-Worded Response to Discourse About Her Body

The comedian-actress revealed that she is currently dealing with a medical issue.
Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer.

After she was featured on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Feb. 13, plenty of the public began discussing Amy Schumer’s appearance online. It didn’t take long for the 42-year-old comedian and actress to catch wind of the discourse, which she addressed in an Instagram post on Thursday. 

“I’ve enjoyed feedback and deliberation about my appearance as all women do for almost 20 years. And you’re right it is puffier than normal right now,” she wrote in part of her caption. “I have endometriosis an auto immune disease that every woman should read about. There are some medical and hormonal things going on in my world right now but I’m O.K.”

The multipurpose post was also intended to promote the new season of Schumer’s Hulu series, Life & Beth, which hit the streaming network today.

“I also believe a woman doesn’t need any excuse for her physical appearance and owes no explanation,” she continued. “But I wanted to take the opportunity to advocate for self-love and acceptance of the skin you’re in. Like every other women/person some days I feel confident and good as hell and others I want to put a bag over my head.”

Several of Schumer’s friends piped in to the comments section with supportive messages.

“You are incredible honey!!” fellow comedian Heather McMahan gushed.

“I love you a whole lot,” actress Anjelah Johnson added. “So honored I got to be a part of this amazing show you created. ❤❤ 👏👏 well done my friend!”

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